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that group selection is the reason for human evolution. steve cole, president of the new america foundation, investigates the power and global influence of exxonmobil in "private empire: exxonmobil and american power." for an extended list of ligs to 2012 notable book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org or our facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. >> booktv continues now with diana furchtgott-roth. she takes a look at president obama's green jobs initiative and argues that it hurts the economy. this is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. i'm howard, vice president for policy research at the manhattan institute. thanks so much for joining us. the question of of whether and how government, particularly the federal government, directs tax dollars to specific industries was a discussion in last night's presidential debate, and can it's become an important and ongoing theme in the current presidential campaign. the terms on which washington assisted the finance and auto industries have also been the focus of intense debate, but probably the most contentious example of all is the one o
, the slogan better read than dead. but, we strongly rejected the idea that america represented the losing side in the struggle against soviet expansionism and the communist play that went with it. to the anti-communist passion we shared with chambers, inseparable from a commensurately powerful love for and faith in the united states of america and the civilization for which it had gone to war against the two great carriers of modern totalitarianism, first not see germany and now communist russia. and on like chambers, we believe that the united states would eventually turn back the communist threat to western civilization, just as surely as it had done to the equally evil threat posed by not to germany. not, mind you, that we underestimated the might of the soviet military or the strength and the resolve of the anti anti-communist forces. against as both at home and abroad. in fact, there were times when we came close to a feeling that chambers and other conservative anti-communist like james vernon who wrote a book entitled suicide of the last, we feared that they might be right. for me, one
of the most attract david livable cities in america. as mayor, dick lugar worked carefully with the indiana general assembly, then governor would come to extend the boundaries of the city and merge indianapolis and marion county to provide common essential service is more efficiently, a concept that called unit of. unit of wasn't without conversely because of dick lugar's vision, careful negotiations and decisive action, indianapolis became a model for other cities across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970 indianapolis population rose from 476,000 to 783,000. moving from the 26th largest city to one of the nation's dozen large cities literally overnight. why didn't the numerous positive changes in indianapolis over the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision of then mayor dick lugar. not the midwest has a way of producing bad and the amended decency. none of us fall in that category. sometimes that sense is questioned, but we do have individuals who have the ability to see to the heart of the matter and find a way to resolve a problem. such scale is extremely valuable i
in america, and republicans all right, we have a promise and a process for entitlement reform in the coming year. the reality is that that's actually not a very good thing because congress can't do anything, and these committees have not been fruitful in the past. it's how we got ourselves in the spot in the first place hrough the supercommittee who couldn't avoid sequestering. neil: elizabeth? >> i agree much it's chris brown and rihanna going back to the same sisks, and it doesn't work out. bottom line, i don't know there's a deal, but if it is, the pattern is kicking the can do the road. i agree with that completely. you won't see change because that's not helped the economy at this point, and it probably will not help it in the future. neil: incredible, absolutely incredible. thank you very much. in the meantime, sandy money to fix the smithsonian's roof. this has you hitting the roof. speaking of hitting, remember the union guys and the fists? get lawyers. get lawyers. [bleep] - ♪ o beautiful ♪ for spacious skies ♪ for amber waves of grain ♪ for purple mountain majesties ♪
are not throwing america's seniors over the cliff to get a tax cut for the wealthiest people of america. we have clarity on that. host: sarah kliff? guest: the eligibility age quickly shaping up to be a big issue for the fiscal cliff. house republicans have said this is something they want to come out of these negotiations. congressional democrats, one of the top senators, has said we are not on board with it. it is difficult to see where that issue lands. what that will mean even chile is moving the age up to 67 -- will mean eventually is moving the age up to 67. host: the issue of spending, a large majority goes to these programs, medicare and medicaid, social security. speaker boehner was speaking about that yesterday. >> i am not concerned about my job. i am concerned about doing the right thing for our kids and grandkids. if we do not fix this spending problem, their future is going to be rather bleak. host: this doc fix will cost potentially $25 billion. where is the debate heading? guest: it is heading into the holiday season as there seems to be an impasse between the two political parti
a look at america by the numbers and what america looks like by the year 2016. jennifer ortman and william frey here to talk about america by the numbers. we are back in a moment. >> president obama in the reaction to the connecticut shootings. later, the impacts of the so- called fiscal cliff on tax filings. >> president obama on the school shooting in connecticut. he said the time is not to take meaningful action. he was notified by homeland security advisor john brennan. he ordered flags lowered to half staff. this is about 5 minutes. >> i spoke with governor malloy and fbi director muller. i offered governor malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have every resource he needs to investigate this crime, care for theirctimw and families. we have endured too many of these tragedies. each time i learned the news, i react not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent. that was true today. there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same grief i fail. do. the majority of folks who died today were children between the ages of
of america's news headquarters which begins right now and we'll go right to newtown, connecticut. state police there wrapping up a press conference just a short time ago. our molly line is standing by live near sandy hook elementary school with the latest on the investigation, molly. >> there's a broad expectation of grief and at some point the names of victims will be released today. we do know that all of the victims' bodies have been identified and removed from the school and offering comfort throughout the day as well. you mentioned that police have said that this the shooter did not -- was not buzzed into the building willingly and in other words, forced his way in and quick to say in regards to broken windows across the school. that may have been done by the law enforcement community and people that arrived there and wanted to get into the school as quickly as possible to respond to the emergency underway and meanwhile, investigators are peeling back an onion here, looking at the layers of this and every crevasse of the school to get all the information they need to find out why t
in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
see the extraordinary expansion in africa, latin america, or evangelicalism in our own country as a sign today of new hope? i leave you that for the discussion period. thank you. [applause] >> i want to begin by quoting stockdale who said who am i, and what am i doing here? the first thing that occurs to me is perhaps i had been invited because i am the owner of a hat that looks remarkably like the one that chambers' models on the cover of the program. [laughter] it's possible. i've been invited because i'm an avid viewer of "homeland" about a trader working his way up in the u.s. government positioning himself as a vice president and the mas nations of a henry wallace. i think the more obvious reason why i'm invited because nathaniel is extremely, extremely, very, very, very persistent and would not take no for an answer although i explainedded i have little knowledge of chambers beyond reading the book when i was proxzly 16 years old, and having been influenced by it, i'm not in any way an expert on chambers, witness, influence, but i will talk as directed. [laughter] i want
over on the boat he was told the streets of america were paved with gold and found out there were no streets and he had to do the paving, and i think the strongest part of our culture is "the family". we may have our dysfunctions but our families never dessert us and my family didn't know much with the lgbt issue so when i came out of the closet i thought they would be so upset i would lose them. wouldn't happen. once my son had a sign that said "i love my gay son that never calls" and that is it and i want to welcome the counsel general and his partner and actually we share a vice, and it's called napoli. i think i can say it right. (. [speaking foreign language] . we don't want you to do that but want to work out programs to share our fabulous culture and again thank you. [applause] >> hello. i am honored. i am david chiu president of the board of supervisors. i fall in a long line of succession of italian presidents at the board of supervisors. i am here honored to be supporting our board and my colleague scott wiener and representing the oldest italian neighborhood he
of the tabloids in the city. america weeps. the president of the united states spread a couple of tears in the briefing room yesterday. slaughter of the innocence and a picture you saw a lot of yesterday from the patch -- rather the b in new town where the police officer leads the children single file out of sandy hooks school. >> so many horrific things but the worst there are 20 kids dead between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. there were clues he was capable of doing this. >> there will be an update at 8:00 this morning with authorities. >> peter doocy is live with the details. >> tell us what you have learned overnight. >> allison, we learned that the medical examiner's office has been working all night long inside sandy hook elementary school. they are trying to have the 20 children and 6 adults who were murdered inside yesterday during school identified by today. the killer who carried out the sick triem adam lanza murdered his mother before he came here. most of the deceased were found in two classrooms at a school most parents thought was secure. >> sandy hook school caller is i
of his family came to america before the revolution, so they were really members of the american patriciate. you could buy--you pay for a substitute to fight in the civil war. you'd pay $300 and somebody else would go in your place, which is what morgan did. many other men did that as well it sounds to us like shirking, and certainly, many men who didn't fight felt guilty about it for the rest of their lives. it was, at the time, quite an acceptable thing to do in certain classes and for certain people, and surprising people didn't fight. in the james family, for instance, which i know a lot about, the younger two boys did go off to war, william and henry did not. morgan didn't. some of the adams's did and some of them didn't. it was interesting to see which--how it lines up. he and his father hated the idea of the civil war, because it was gonna disrupt business. they were doing cotton trading with england, they were trying to build america with european capital, build america's future and the--war interrupts commerce. it interrupts all sorts of other things. they weren't terrib
's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. >> we're back. that was a very emotional president obama early this afternoon at the white house. nbc's kristen welker is live now with the latest from washington. you know, kristen, it's such an interesting and powerful moment in a presidency to realize that it's not just a political office or a governmental office, that being president is to be us, is to be our emblematic person and to react almost like the adult in the family, the grownup. you know? >> reporter: absolutely. absolutely. and president obama today admitting that he was responding to this tragedy not only as the president but also as a father who has two daughters. and that is how he watched these horrific events unfold. and
six weeks is normal. john: america does not have mandatory vacation but we have 170,000 pages of federal rules and they keep passing more. it shows how america has recoveredince the great depression. to sit out this graph from dan mitchell because of these rules add this up and the government spending, tax increase coming can understand when our entrepreneurs think i do not want to hire people then i want to keep my company small then i am stuck with a mandate. i am worried we become like you're up at the same time that model is falling apart. john: we did have these laws but not as many. >> as much as seven like the regulated laissez-faire economy just make sure you have enough breathing room to prosper. over time if government grows faster than a private sector that wedge means the burden of gdp, it is not like one straw causes it to collapse, but there is a tipping point*. are we five years away from being greece or italy? twenty years? i don't know. this trendline is bad. happening under bush and obama. it does not work. john: good intentions and that go bad. clean energy'
faster visited this community today ((butt to)) ((obama)) ther' not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do" >> i don't understand how someone could hurt children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? >> evil visited this community today. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> an unthinkable horror. tonight, news details about thee guns bought by his mother, and amid all the grief, the heroes, including the teacher who saved her students by barricading them in a bathroom. >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> the sed deadliest school shooting unfolded in just a few minutes. a 20-year-old walked in to an elementary school and started shooting. 20 children are among the dead. it's a crime investigators are only starting to piece together. cbs reporter ines is standing by with the latest. >> i'm standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, child
happened yesterday. the actions of the teachers. how safe are in america's schools and america's schoolchildren. this is how the story is being played this morning on the front page of the "new york daily news." this is the way it is being reported this morning in "the wall street journal." the president talked about the shootings at the elementary school calling it a hate crime and vowing to press for meaningful actions to prevent more incidents. our first call for the morning comes from new york on the line for independence. a teacher. good morning. caller: good morning. yes, i was a substitute teacher actually up an east strasbourg it. i can tell you that the respect and all of that that was a round what i was going to school is completely gone. i could not believe some of the things i got to see, and i was in middle school. these are still young the kids, 13 and 14 and 15 year olds. there is just no respect. i do not know whether it comes from the home or what. these kids are totally unmotivated in school. they have no respect for the teachers, no respect for authority. you
this afternoon. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. >> reporter: the president, incredibly emotional as he addressed reporters in the nation as these horrible details became more and more evident moment by moment today. my colleague susan candiotti has been working not only the scene of the shooting at sandy hook elementary but also police sources throughout this community as well. you've been able to find out some remarkable information throughout the day. >> it really has been stunning throughout the day to try to figure out the motive of the shooting and we still don't know the answer to that very important question right now. as you indicated ashleigh, what we are finding out is a little bit about the shooter but not much. only that he was dressed in black military fatigues and the a military-type vest. we also know that the
the united states of america. >> tomorrow night, watch the farewell speech by republican senator dick lugar and democratic representative lynn woolsey of california. we will also show you a tribute in the u.s. house to outgoing caliber and california members of cameras.. join us at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. later a look at the dodd-frank law and regulations. >> this is c-span3 with politics and public affairs programming throughout the week. and every weekend, 40 hours a people and events ,-com,-com ma telling the american story on american history tv. get schedules in the past programs our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is lik
and schools. the bottom line there are tens of thousands of schools in america. vast majority of them are quite safe? >> yeah, i read one report on the internet about how people are explaining it to parents. it's so rare. if you get the real statistic of how many children to go school and are safe, but the problem is when we do have something awful happen even to one child then that takes the hearts of every parent and every human into high alert. it's normal and natural for us to get more concerned about security. there are mentally ill people but there are criminal minds. we have hospitals for the criminally insane. it calls for a lot of vigilance for all of us. >> gregg: dr. cloud, thank you. >> heather: coming up a mourning nation looking for answers, any answers after the tragedy in connecticut. how will the families of newtown find peace. up next, the role that faith can play. father jonathan moore it's is here. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we h
, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardl
, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also that even beyond that accounting we or a movie theater in aurora, or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i but part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. frankly, in my hometown of chicago are not using ak-47s. we're going to have to come together to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> regardless of the politics, that is the crux from tucson to aurora to being reelected. congresswoman caroline mccarthy joins us. >>> the msnbc policy analyst
else would, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of just this week, that mall in oregon, two dead plus the shooter, that was tuesday of this week. incidents where someone with firearms killed multiple people, these incidents happen a lot, and we know that. but if you put it in an international context, it's more striking. if you look at the worst mass shooting incidents of the last 50 years, the worst mass shootings the civilian contacts, 15 of the 24 worst mass shootings internationally have happened in our country. worldwide, over 50 years a majority of the world's worst mass shootings happens in this country, they happen here. i may have suspected that but i did not know that. interesting to note, there's not a direct correlation to the number of firearms and the number on of mass shootings. it's true we have both, but there are other countries that also have a lot of guns, where there
in which market participants operate with some local banks in asia, europe and south america signally to u.s. financial institutions they will have to start treating to avoid cftc swap dealer registrations. approach may also encourage foreign break theaters to be similarly expansive as they crossed the regulatory reform machines. second, the cftc's definition of u.s. persons that dictates registration and application of title vii requirements is overly broad and at times they hurt as a result, market participants do not know whether they or their counterparties are or are not u.s. persons and cannot make informed business planes. in addition, the breadth of the definition makes it nearly certain that some market participants will be the u.s. person for the purpose of u.s. regulation and media person, causing unnecessary overlap and potential regulation. third, regarding sequencing, the cftc is chosen to finalize the title vii rules and require compliance with them before specifying. as a result, market participants be significant uncertainty as to oppose me apply. in contrast, the sec reco
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
of our students are going in to teach for america. >> i'm going to ask one more question and then turn it over to the audience. my last question will be on immigration. you have spoken on the need for the dream act. can you talk about that? >> what first drew my attention was my first year of president a group of students came to see me, about 12 of them. they were all undocumented. they said we want you to support the dream act. they describe to me their lives. i was just stunned by their stories of growing up usually in the southwest or the west in families where they had no idea they were undocumented. then there came a moment with the needed documentation and they realize they were not citizens. suddenly they were thrust into this awareness of a whole nother world of not flying on planes to get back from vacation or not going home for vacation at all because they cannot travel are not being able to imagine medical school because they needed documentation to do that. i thought this is awful. do you come to this question as a human rights or as an economic development? both. here are
they're going to take their guns away. >> you know, america has a gun issue rate that almost twice the next highest country, number two is yemen. number three is switzerland. switzerland is declining. switzerland mandates that male citizens have that, from well-regulated militia days. yemen is not a place that american policymakers look to emulate in other contexts. i think there are people who say, no, it's not the nra, it's that americans like guns. it's a deep part of our culture. and you people who want to regulate guns, your problem isn't with this industry. your problem is with the american people. your problem is with democracy. your problem is with a population that from the very beginning has had this deep affection, strong connection, culturally to the guns. >> i think if you actually are able to explain to the american people, what am i asking for? anybody that buys a gun, you have to go through a background check. the majority of nra members actually believe that because they know there are honest citizens, most of them are hunters and sportsmen. >> right. right now, we
" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to provide in the next hour to the most pressing questions will feel inat adequate to all of us, but we'll try with an admitedly heavy heart. here is what we know. there are new details to report among the 28 people dead are 20 schoolchildren, ages 5 to 10, and the gunman, who also killed his mother, prior to the massacre. this is the nation's second deadliest shooting. 33 people died at virginia tech in 2007. at thi
there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers and men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the suffers as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie hetheater aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children a
know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, perhaps a turning point in presidential policy for federal gun control. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something's got to be done. >> reporter: uc berkeley criminal law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment. a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last long enough to change actual law. >> the only time when most citizens worry about things like assault weapons is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: he says when a mass shooting occurs, gun control is called for. but after the hype dies down, the opponents gain traction because they care vehemently and fight long-term. >> the intensity of the opponents' control will outweigh the mild s
industry is the most favored in america wis subsidies and mandates hang getting subsidies under the national wildlife flawed no bearing more money at the offshore sector that would give expensive. tracy: the floating when the bill is out on the water somewhere slowly bringing power back? >> the important thing to realize what is the cost of electricity that may be generated offshore? look at the data it is clear. the cost of offshore wind is 2.5 times from the onshore wind turbine and five times as natural-gas. it will be extremely expensive if it is built. tracy: more money and not as much energy as we thought. what is the rationale? [laughter] part of the obama administration push all of the above strategy does not matter if it works. we should have a diverse portfolio for those that are viable. the view is not winter solar but in the shale revolution the subsidies are 10 times greater. why do we neglect oil and gas? full-court press to get extended and and now the subsidize more than 20 years and then they could produce on their own without some cities thank you for being her
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and his fight against america's enemies gives an account of the age of mccarthyism during the cold war. evans has been the recipients of honorary doctorates from institutions like syracuse university and the john marshall law school and has won accuracy in media irvine award for excellence in journalism. join me in welcoming our panelists. [applause] [applause] >> lee, would you like to start? >> it is such a pleasure and honor to be here. once again i was flattered to be asked to participate in the first seminar last year i didn't do too badly. i see some good friends out here and also some people i admire including if senator jim buckley. he deserve a round of applause. let us begin with a paradox. whitaker chambers. whitaker chambers was a soviet spy who became in bill buckley's words, the most important american defector from communism. and its treasonous adherents, continued in august of 1948 when he identified alger hiss, a golden boy of the liberal establishment as a fellow member of his underground communist cell in the 1930s. this was a former assistant of the secretary of sta
. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in the america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. whether it is an elementary school in newtown, or a shopping mall in oregon. or a temple in wisconsin. or a movie theater in aurora, or a street corner in chicago, thes
there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful, little kids between five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. iman the fall and were also teachers-among-the fallen where teachers. our hearts are broken today for the parents and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the hearts of the survivors as well. as blessed as the heart to have the children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. there is no word if that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. if it is a elementary school and newton, conn., or a shopping mall and connecticut, or a temple in wisconsin or a movie and all aurora, these neighborhoods our our neighborhoods and these are our children. we are going to come together and take meaningful action to prevent tragedi
foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. lately i've had phaedra on my mind. not the greek myth of the tragic daughter of that name, but the retelling of the story in a 1962 movie starring tony perkins and melina mercouri. their illicit affair over, perkins crashes his cherished roadster over a cliff. a big sendoff accompanied by none other than johann sebastian bach. >> oh john sebastian! you're playing your music like crazy and i'm listening to it in greece! what are you doing here? oh john! why aren't you home minding the children? i at least had some business in greece! i had a father that killed every phaedra! phaedra! phaedra! >> that scene actually keeps coming to mind as i try to follow the melodrama in washington that has us heading for a cliff. a fiscal cliff. but are we? or is this, another myth in the making? for some insight, we turn to two seasoned observers both of whose books you'll want to as
impact of latino generation. panelists include former white house advisor to latin -- latin america, executive director of the latino partnership for conservative principles, and arizona state university professor rodolfo espinoza. this event is two hours. >> good morning. we will go ahead and get started. welcome to the wilson center. this is, as you well know, a place where public policy and a research me to bring together the world of ideas with your world a policy action. very happy to have our director of the latin-american program. and of course, very pleased that this is an event we are co- sponsoring with immigration works that did most of the work for this. the president of emigration works really put the panel together, as well as very proud to co-concert arizona university. i want to acknowledge a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center. and many other good friends here. good to see dan and rubber co and many others at the woodrow wilson center. there is no doubt the latino vote was important past election. we did not know how important this would be when we started t
uma we have special edition of america's news head quarters that starts right now. >> we'll go to newtown connecticut. they are wrapping up a press conference. adam lanza was not let into the school voluntarily. instead he forced his way in. molly is standing by in the sandy hook elementary school . molly? >> thank you, uma. they haven't given out a lot of details. what they mean on lansa forcing his way in. no one opened the door for him. and he was not standing in the building when the doors were locking down. it was a situation where he lit ralgely pushed his way the building somehow . there was a question of whether he broke a window. there is reports of broken glass. and even the children said thrampt he forceds had way in the building. and the other information coming out. all of the victim's bodies and love it is ones have been id's and they are removed from the building. the medical examiner will give further information later this afternoon. and the names of the victim are coming out later today. ninvestigators are peeling back the unyob. they were still on site. and i
. before we get started let's look at the coverage of the tabloids here in new york city. america weeps. there is the president of the united states. he shed a couple of tears in the briefing room yesterday. slaughter of the innocence. and a picture you saw a lot of yesterday from the beup in newtown yesterday where a police officer leads those children single file out of sandy hook school. >> so many horrific elements to this story but i think the worst for me is the fact that there are 20 kids dead between the ages of 5 and 10 years old and as we learn more about the shooter, it seems as though there were clues he was capable of doing this. >> there will be an update at 8:00 this morning with the authorities. >> all right. peter doocy meanwhile is live in sandy hook for us with the very latest details. good morning, peter. tell us what you have learned overnight. >> alisyn, we learned that the medical examiner's office has been working all night long inside sandy hook elementary school. they are trying to have the 20 children and six adults who were murdered inside yesterday during sc
in america. it is a typical of a lot of the communities that i represent here in lower fairfield county and the upper part. they're very close-knit. they do everything together. they're family other fented. their activities are together. their social network really are the children's parents and their friends. and this truly is affected everyone in such a profound way. i can't even begin to tell you. so that when these first responders come to the scene, they are their neighbors, they are their children's play mates. so it is incredibly devastating. and i think they were going to need some support as well. >> well, connecticut state senator toni boucher. thank you very much. i appreciate your insights. we have an update now from nbc's andrea mitchell on that news about our secretary of state having fallen and gotten a concussion. andrea what do you know? >> reporter: what we know is from philippe wains her top deputy secretary of state, she's been suffering from a stomach virus since a trip about ten days ago. she had been home and apparently became dehydrated and fainted, according to
of silence observed. a bitter hanukah and chriitmas for america this 2012. >> thank you, james, we will be right back with our continuing coverage of the school tragedy. >> child psychologist joins with a look at what could have been going law the minds of the children who were trapped snowed the school as the massacre unfolded. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $
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